Demeritt Hill Farm grows a wide variety of apples. The apples we carry range from the standard classics and antiques to the latest varieties. The descriptions below provide information on the kinds we grow and also gives a brief description.
You can also use our quick guide to navigate for your needs. If you do not see the apple you are looking for, please ask us if we have it. We hope that you find the following information interesting and useful toward choosing the right type of apple for your needs.
Pick Your Own customers must purchase a One Peck bag prior to entering the orchard to pick apples.
Apples can also be purchased in the farm store in both Half Peck and One Peck bags.
Fun Facts & Tips
- Apple Cider can be stored for an extended period of time if kept just over 32 degrees Fahrenheit. It will keep a year or more if frozen in plastic jugs; take some cider out to allow room for expansion.
- Apples are part of the rose family, just like pears and plums.
- Life expectancy for apple tree is about 100 years.
- Apples contain high levels of boron, which stimulates electrical activity of the brain and increases mental alertness.
- It takes roughly 2 lbs. of apples to make a 9 inch pie.
- Cut an apple in half (across the core) and you’ll see a star shape.
- Apple trees take 4 to 5 years to produce their first fruit.
- There are more than 8,000 varieties of apples – the largest variety of fruit to exist.
- Most apples can be grown farther north than most other fruits, because they blossom late in spring, minimizing frost damage.
Learn more about the apples we grow
Types of Apples We Grow
Here’s a list of all the great apples we grow. To learn more about them, click the button below.